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Childbirth Education Classes

Preparing for a new arrival is an exciting time for you and your partner and you naturally may have many questions about childbirth and caring for your newborn. Our childbirth education team is ready to guide you through every step of your childbirth journey and invites you to participate in your choice of several informative courses. You may also arrange to take a tour of our Labor and Delivery unit by calling 928-336-7058.

The classes we offer include:

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Childbirth educator Donna Gradias makes these classes informative, fun and entertaining as she guides students through the important topics such as breathing techniques, pain management, medication and helpful tips for birth coaches. The class, which also includes a tour of the birthing center and tips on car seat safety, is offered in two formats:
 

  • 6-week Childbirth Preparation Class

    This class also includes instruction on infant massage. Choose from the following days and come that day for six weeks. 

    Available Dates: May 30 or 31, July 11 or 12, August 29 or 30, October 10 or 11
    Time:   6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
    Cost:   $40 per couple

  • One-day Childbirth Preparation Class

    Couples are advised to register early for this intensive, fast-paced class. It fills up early! Classes are held once a month on Saturday. 

    Available Dates: May 20, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 18, December 9
    Times: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
    Cost:   $40 per couple

Breastfeeding Class 

Designed to be taken before the baby is born, this two-hour class covers the techniques of successful breastfeeding. The course is taught by a professional Lactation Consultant who can address any questions or concerns that prospective mothers may have. Classes are held once or twice a month on Wednesday. 

Available Dates: May 17, June 7 or 28, July 19, August 9 or 30, September 13, October 18, November 15, December 13
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost:   $10 per couple

Sibling Class

Parents, be sure to bring your cameras for this one! Siblings ages 3 to 12 will don surgical caps and booties for this fun class where they'll learn all about being a big brother or sister and the big changes that are coming their way. They'll take a tour, watch a video and even practice holding a baby (with a baby doll, of course!). At least one parent must attend with the child, and dinner is provided for the child. Classes are held every other month on Monday evening. 

Available Dates: â€‹June 22, August 17, October 19, December 14
Times: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Cost:   $10 per child, each additional sibling is $5

Newborn Care Class

How do you bathe a slippery baby? What in the world is swaddling? Answers to these mysteries and many other baby basics are covered in this lighthearted yet highly informative class that concludes with a diaper-changing contest. Classes are held once a month on Monday evenings.

Available Dates: May 8, June 12, July 17, August 14, September 11, October 23, November 6, December 18
Times: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Cost:   $10 per couple

SAVE with Our Stork Package!

Register for one of our Childbirth Preparation Classes and any other two classes and pay just $50 to attend all three!
 

Childbirth Preparation Classes are held at Yuma Regional Medical Center Corporate Center, 399 W. 32nd Street. To register for any of our Childbirth Preparation Classes, please call 928-336-7058 or email dgradias@yumaregional.org. Class payments may be made at the beginning of class or over the phone. We accept cash and checks as forms of payment for these classes. Download the entire 2017 calendar of Childbirth Education Classes. 

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